Barak fully operational, focuses on restructuring plan

Barak Fund Management, a Mauritius-registered entity that is the investment manager of Barak Funds SPC Limited, one of Africa’s leading alternative credit...

Farelo and Ludwig extend access to crypto arb strategy

David Farelo and Andrew Ludwig at Cape Town-based CURRENCY HUB are extending access to their crypto arbitrage strategy, which has been running...

RisCura launches impact fund of funds

RisCura has launched its impact fund of funds series aimed at institutional investors, with a focus on unlisted debt, unlisted property and...

Steyn sees strong upside for his high-quality Africa portfolio

Cape Town-based Africa investor Steyn Capital Management, headed by Andre Steyn, is seeing solid investment opportunities in key markets, driven by Africa’s...

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African Alliance teams up for impact initiative

Thrive Africa creates a platform to invest in a greener, more prosperous and inclusive Africa

AIIM takes stake in Ghana data centre

AIIM expands its digital infrastructure footprint with investment in carrier-neutral, co-location data centre, via newly incorporated Onix Data Centre platform

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Why crypto suddenly looks less cryptic – and more compelling

Crypto is undoubtedly finding some new respectability. Over the past year, some of the biggest naysayers of previous years – including Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, Larry Fink of BlackRock and Ray Dalio of Bridgewater – have become believers, writes Neil Wilson

Novare sees growth in hedge fund assets

Against a backdrop of volatility in both the global and domestic capital markets, the latest Novare hedge fund survey shows that after two successive years of steady decline, the industry AUM has increased to R52.8 billion during the 12-month period to end-2019, which constitutes growth of 12%.

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Hedge fund performance: 2020, year of the human touch

Diversification is back in favour for hedge funds and those with a downside protection mandate delivered during the crisis, writes Niki Natarajan on

AIP reaches three-year mark

Technology-based niche hedge fund manager AIP Capital Management has reached the three-year mark as a business, making steady progress with its low-risk equity-focused hedge funds

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Ninety One extends long/short record

The Ninety One Equity Long/Short Hedge Fund, managed by Hannes van den Berg in Cape Town, has extended its track record with...

Visagie plans new products at Optimum

Well-known industry professional Eugene Visagie has joined Optimum Investment Group as head of strategy, where he will liaise with clients and spearhead...

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Guernsey Finance appoints South Africa representative

Grant McLeod has spent more than 20 years in financial services in South Africa, particularly in private wealth, with companies including Ashburton and Barclays Private Wealth

Haarhoff on board at BLACK ONYX

Charlene Haarhoff has joined BLACK ONYX as head of distribution and client relations as the advisory and distribution specialist continues to build...

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